National Pork Board

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National Pork Board Position on Antibiotic Use in Pork Production; June 2015

Publish Date: June 3, 2015

On behalf of America’s pig farmers, the National Pork Board has created the following values that reflect farmers’ commitment to using antibiotics responsibly on the farm.

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Quick Facts Book

Publish Date: April 18, 2012

Quick Facts: The Pork Industry at a Glance

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NPB Swine Handbook

Publish Date: April 19, 2012

Animal husbandry is traditionally understood as a blend of the producer’s self-interest and duties of humane treatment for the animals on which we depend. A livestock operation cannot prosper without healthy and reproductively fit animals, and thus the profitability of the farm has tended to be regarded as a good indicator of well-being for its animals. Yet while profits provide an economic incentive for husbandry, livestock producers have never evaluated animal welfare solely in terms of dollars and cents. Taking proper care of one’s animals has always been understood as an ethical responsibility, as well as a necessary business practice.

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Protecting Swine Workers from H1N1 Influenza

Publish Date: April 9, 2012

In April 2009, a new influenza virus emerged in humans in the United States. Initially misnamed as swine flu, the virus contains components of human, swine, and avian influenza viruses, and is very different from influenza viruses found in North American pigs.

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